October 2020 Volume 4
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Seneca Health District Virtual Job Fair, October 28

Welcome New Chamber Member Lake Bum Lake Wear!

We welcome Kathlyn and  Sarah owners of Lake Bum Lake Wear to our Chamber!

Next week's Town Chatter will highlight their business activities, so stay tuned!

Community Suppers Are Back!

The Lake Almanor Basin Food Pantry is once again supporting community suppers. Starting Thursday November 19, everyone is invited to join with your friends, families, and neighbors for these Drive Through Community Suppers. 

November’s supper will be a drive through pickup, Thanksgiving dinner served from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Chester Memorial Hall. Contact Carol Franchetti at 530-259-4323 for more information or to volunteer.

Lassen National Forest - 2020 Tree Permits by Mail Only

Sales for Christmas tree permits will begin on November 1, 2020, by mail ONLY. If you would like to cut a Christmas tree on the LNF, send your request for a Christmas tree permit along with a check for $10.00 to one of the following locations:
  • Almanor Ranger District, 900 E. Hwy 36, P.O. Box 767, Chester CA 96020
  • Eagle Lake Ranger District, 477-050 Eagle Lake Road, Susanville, CA 96130
  • Hat Creek Ranger District, 43225 E. Hwy 299, P.O. Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028
  • Supervisor’s Office, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130

For your convenience, an order form is available on our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lassen/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprdb5107318.

Plumas County News

Halloween Triva

Scarecrow Trivia

Scarecrows are installed in fields to scare away crows and other birds from eating seeds . Crows and animals eat the seeds and make seeds hollow and they become lighter and does not grow proper.

Birds are not really afraid of scarecrows, they are afraid of humans normally and that's why scarecrows are made to mimic humans. If you don't keep changing their placement and persona the birds tend to overcome their fear.

Plumas County Health Weekly Update

CLICK HERE for Plumas County Health's Weekly Update

Donate to Lake Almanor Area Chamber

Support our efforts to promote local businesses and dessiminate information throughout the community!

About Us

Chamber Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Chamber office at 278 Main Street. 

The Chamber's Community Calendar is open to all. Submitting your events is easy. CLICK HERE. Go to the bottom of the page and look for SUBMIT HERE.
Lake Almanor Area Chamber
278 Main St., Chester
P.O. Box 1098  96020

Job Board

UDSA jobs available! 
Click here to search jobs by location! 

Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center
Executive Director
591 Main St, Quincy, California 95971

Sierra Hospice
Inventory Associate
Part-time · $12 / hour
684 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

NAPA Auto Parts - Northern California
Counterperson, Delivery Driver - Chester Auto Parts
Full-time, 445 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

PictureOlah Construction has immediate opening for Carpenters.
Pay based on experience; must have reliable transportation. Call 258-4810 for more information 

Dollar General
376 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

Alliance for Workforce Developement 
Accounting Technician 
Full-time, www.afwd.org

Sierra Institute,Taylorsville, CA.
Rural Community Development Project Specialist starting January of 2021. 

Almanor Energy Plus
HVAC Installer

Senca Healthcare District 
Check out openings 

Did you know you can also find and submit jobs on Facebook as well 
Submit and Find Jobs on Facebook Here

Its Time To Vote!

Chelssa Outland

Vote For Your Favorite Scarecrow!

Click Here For a Map of Scarecrow Locations & to Vote 

There are 10 Scarecrows scattered about our community: Where's Waldo, The Scary Crow, Creepy Cat in the Hat, The Twins, The Dazzling Bride, Harold The Handyman, The Lake Girls, the Little Fire Fighter, Lassen Gift's, Tippets, "There goes the neighborhood"!

$1 Per Vote.
Funds from this year's Scarecrow contest will go toward new lights on our community tree.

Costume Contest and Photo Booth

The Chamber is sponsoring a Virtual Costume Contest this year and has created a Photo Booth for you on Main Street. Use it as your photo's backdrop, or use one of your own.
Located at 274 Main Street, the old Knotbumper building.

Instructions for submitting photo will come with your FREE registration.

We could use some pumpkins and hay bales at the booth.  If you have something to donate, please do, just drop it by! 

Community Tree Lighting Honors our Veterans

Saturday November 7th, 5:30 - 6 pm.

This year's community tree lighting honoring our veterans and those who serve will be extra special with the purchase of new lights making our tree shine even brighter and kicking off our season of honoring service, peace and good will.

Help our volunteers string the lights on Tuesday at noon, November 3rd, Library Parking Lot.  

Holiday Shopping Tour Starts Next Week!

Enjoy a taste of mountain hospitality and pre-holiday cheer with us, November 5 - 12. Visit boutiques and stores across Lake Almanor, Westwood, and Indian Valley.  Our merchants will have holiday specials and drawings along with the annual Tour Grand Prizes.

This year the map will be both digital and in print.

 "This is something you really don't want to miss!"

Holiday Shopping Tour Flyer

Join the Lake Almanor Basin Wellness Challenge and Win $500.00

A Community Wellness Challenge hosted by Kelly O’Brien, new owner of Lake Almanor Fitness Center, begins November 1 through December 31, 2020. Individuals or partners are invited to join the “Get Fit ‘n Fun” event to get healthier, be more fit and avoid the holiday weight gain!

Winner will be the person or team that accumulates the most Fit Points for activities they have done over the eight-week challenge. Fit Points can be earned by workout attendance, keeping a food journal, attending a class and other healthy activities such as biking, running, walking.

Register at Lake Almanor Fitness Center with individuals for $15.00 or team-of-two for $25.00. When you register, you will receive an exercise point sheet and general information on how to participate and record your activities. Membership not required to participate.
For more information, call Kelly at 530.258.3900, email lakealmanorfitness@gmail.com or come by 160 Cedar Street in Chester.

American Pickers is Looking in our Backyard!

Maggie Kissinger Casting Associate

American Pickers is coming back to California in December and we're once again looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them!  The way we find people and collections for our show is through spreading the word far and wide so that people know we’re coming to town!

 Please keep in mind, we are looking for different, unusual, and unique items too – something we’ve never seen before and with an interesting story!

Reach out to us on our phone number 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or our email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.

Halloween and Holiday Guidance from Plumas County Health

Zachary Gately

In regards to masks, do not use a costume mask as a substitute for a cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around your face. Do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask. More info can be found in the below links to CDC and CDPH in their Halloween guidance.
Thanks for doing your part to keep our county safe! I have linked the relevant guidance below as a quick reference for your convenience.

SBDC November 2020 Trainings & Workshops

Clint Koble

Nov. 2, 2020 – Monday:  Adding Hospitality to Take Out – A Baker’s Dozen.
Time:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Content:  Great ideas on how to put the Service back into the Service Industry.
Apply:  www.sierrasbdc.com  Cost:  FREE
Nov.r 4, 2020 – Wednesday:  Live Webinar:  SBA Resources and Taking Your Business Online.
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am.
Content:  Federal Small Business programs and services available during the COVID-19 crises.
Apply:  (530) 582-5022 or info@sierrasbdc.com  Cost:  FREE
Nov. 5, 2020 – Thursday:  Starting Your Business.
Time:  10:00 am – noon.
Content:  Take the First Steps on your journey to being an entrepreneur!
Apply:  www.sierrasbdc.com  Cost:  FREE
Nov. 11, 2020 – Wednesday:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Facebook Ads to build Brand Awareness.
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am; second Wednesday day each month starting at 9:00 am.
Content:  Embracing digital technology and marketing as a means to communicate with customers and to promote your products and services.
Apply:  www.sierrasbdc.com  Cost:  FREE
Apply for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (Deadline October 31, 2020)  Go to www.sierrasbdc.com; look for COVID-19 EIDL.
For more information contact:  Clint Koble, Advisor – Lake Almanor.  (775) 843-4081 or clint.koble@gmail.com

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